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Land registration, Landonline, Māori and iwi, Survey

Issue 175

In this edition:

New transition arrangements for RCS 2010 CSDs

The last day to lodge cadastral survey datasets (CSDs) prepared under the old Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010 (RCS 2010) is Thursday 24 February 2022.

RCS 2010 CSDs lodged prior to 24 February 2022 and requisitioned can now be resubmitted in terms of the RCS 2010. Previously we advised that these CSDs would need to be converted to the Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 (CSR 2021). A dispensation has been granted and changes have been implemented in Landonline to allow these CSDs to be resubmitted.
Dispensation requests
CSR 2021 implementation

New cadastral survey guidelines on water and tidal boundaries with flow charts

We’ve published new guidelines on water boundaries and tidal boundaries with flowcharts to support surveyors undertaking cadastral surveys and preparing cadastral survey datasets (CSDs) under the Cadastral Survey Rules 2021 (CSR 2021). 
The water boundaries guideline focuses on how the rules apply to different types of water boundaries to help surveyors determine the quality of boundary definition required.  The 2014 water boundaries webinar that contained some of this information will no longer be available. A flow chart has been developed and should be the first port of call for surveyors when they have a primary parcel water boundary in their survey.

The tidal boundaries guideline supersedes the material in the Interim guideline to sea boundaries and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011 (LINZG657052013). It also contains additional foundation information. A flow chart has been developed to help surveyors determine whether land below mean high water springs is required to be recorded as common marine and coastal area in a CSD.

The new guidelines, the associated flow charts and an index to all the published guidelines can be found on our website:

Water boundaries
Tidal boundaries
Primary parcel water boundaries flow chart
Recording common marine and coastal area flow chart
Cadastral Survey Guidelines

Moriori Claims Settlement Act 2021 Registration Guideline 2022

The Registrar-General of Land has published the Moriori Claims Settlement Act 2021 Registration Guideline 2022 – LINZ OP G 01283.

The guideline covers the Moriori Claims Settlement Act 2021. It contains detailed information about that settlement and is designed to be read in conjunction with the Treaty Claims Settlement Acts General Guideline 2018 – LINZG20786. The provisions of the Act took effect on the settlement date, 14 February 2022.

The guideline is primarily for Toitū Te Whenua employees with delegated authority to exercise registration functions under the Land Transfer Act 2017 and covers registration requirements and memorial formats.

Moriori Claims Settlement Act 2021 Registration Guideline 2022 - LINZ OP G 01283

Notice of Change of Ownership – 34 of 67 councils on board

We’ve brought 10 new Territorial Authorities on board to receive Landonline’s Notice of Ownership (NoC) – bringing our total of subscribed councils to 34 out of 67 since our November 2021 update. The new additions are:

North Island

  • Gisborne District Council
  • Horowhenua District Council
  • Kāpiti Coast District Council
  • Upper Hutt City Council
  • Wairoa District Council
  • Whangarei District Council

South Island

  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
  • Waimakariri District Council
  • Waimate District Council
  • Westland District Council

Conveyancers can create a NoC from a relevant instrument to automatically advise subscribed Territorial Authorities that the ownership on a title has changed upon registration of the dealing. Carrying out this process through Landonline has several benefits, including more accurate data and less manual work.

Graphic showing councils that have subscribed to Notices of Change of Ownership
Graphic showing councils that have subscribed to Notices of Change of Ownership

See the full list of subscribed councils and further information on NoC

Landonline offline Saturday 19 February 2022

Landonline will not be available on Saturday 19 February 2022, to allow our services supplier sufficient time to complete Disaster Recovery testing.

Landonline will be available again from 6am on Monday 21 February 2022.

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